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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 28, Episode 6 Dying to Be Thin

First Aired: December 12, 2000

Examining anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that strike approximately 3 percent of U.S. teenage girls. Susan Sarandon narrates the hour, which explains what these diseases are, and how and why they strike. It also profiles victims---a Texas teen, several dancers, a woman obsessed with exercise.

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